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Objectives behind Drone Strike in Baluchistan

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja on 06, April 2017

Pakistan is caught up in a paradoxical situation. The US as well as the unity government in Kabul have been pressing Pakistan to convince the Afghan Taliban to come to the negotiating table and help in restoring peace in war torn Afghanistan. At the same time, they do not want Pakistan to maintain contacts with Taliban and are urging it to fight them. Last year, with great efforts Pakista

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India’s Maoist/Naxalite Movement - Village Called Prasadujot

  0 comments   |     by Pritam Singh on 05, April 2017

Pritam Singh Professor of Economics Faculty of Business Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK. This is a draft paper for the conference on „Before ‟68: The Left, Activism and Social Movements in the Long 1960s‟ at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 13-14th February 2016 Introduction On 25 May 1967, in one vi

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Carnage in Istanbul, Dhaka and Baghdad - Month of Ramadan

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar on 04, April 2017

The month of Ramadan witnessed unspeakable carnage in three Muslim cities in three different countries. On 28 June 2016, 41 people, both locals and foreigners were killed in shootings and suicide bombings at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. On 2nd July, 20 people taken hostage by militants in an up market restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh were shot and murdered. On the 3rd of July in Baghdad,

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India’s Monroe Doctrine - Geo-Politically Sensitive

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 03, April 2017

Aware of the Pakistani leadership‟s inherent weakness subordinating the national interest to their greed and self-interest, the Americans have never really listened to what Chinese PM Chou En Lai told Kissinger in 1971 July during his ground-breaking historic trip to China, “do not forget the bridge (sic Pakistan) you have used, you may have to use it again&r

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Prosecution Pakistan Army Officers in Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Yasmeen Aftab Ali on 30, March 2017

Failure of Pakistan Government to launch international protest against killing and hanging of those who fought for the sovereignty of united Pakistan (West Pakistan and East Pakistan) is perhaps due to weak and poor leadership and absence of a full time foreign minister. The creation of Bangladesh was a result of a civil war where India openly came in with the Army to support the Awam

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Diplomacy - Conventional Arms Imbalance

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 29, March 2017

Given the growing conventional arms imbalance with India, Pakistan‘s security is now critically dependent on nuclear deterrence. In the long, difficult struggle to develop this capability, in the face of determined Western opposition, Pakistan‘s scientists, its political leaders, and several of its soldiers, played vital roles. No less important was the part played by Pakistan&lsquo

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The Terror of Modi: An Interview with Arun Ferreira

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Stewart on 28, March 2017

Two years back in 2014, Narendra Modi became the 15th Prime Minster of India. Within the past year, the Western media has hailed his government and he has been a prominent figure in the international pages of the New York Times, garnering accolades for streamlining the bureaucracy and helping to grow the economy. Just a few weeks ago he was encouraging Vladimir Putin to

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US Unleashes the Dogs of War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 27, March 2017

A statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday pointedly called on the ‗international community‘ to respect Pakistan‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It commended Pakistan‘s contribution to the war against terrorism and stressed that the Afghan reconciliation process within the framework of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group should not be jeopardized

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Billions down the Afghanistan Drain - India is Reported

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 24, March 2017

India is reported as being «one of the largest donors of civilian aid to Afghanistan» and has recently undertaken to give the Kabul government another billion dollars, which is extremely generous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, because, as CNN points out, there is in India «a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation». According t

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India’s foreign policy crossed the Rubicon for unsure gains

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 22, March 2017

India’s foreign-policy community has begun agonizing over the era of Donald Trump in world politics. A host of assumptions anchoring India’s policies, dating back to the nineties, appear to be getting invalidated. As the nineties ended, the task was well under way to reshape India’s foreign policy opti

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